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Exposed to Asbestos in Virginia?

Numerous people in Virginia faced exposure to the dangerous asbestos mineral at their places of employment that made use of asbestos in machines, equipment, products, as well as buildings.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Virginia?

Many older industrial facilities including shipyards, power plants, chemical plants, and oil refineries are known to have been high-risk asbestos exposure sites.

Alexandria

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Alexandria

86 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Alexandria Fluidized Bed Facility
• Alexandria Industrial Center
• Alexandria Light and Power Company
• Alexandria Powerhouse
• Alexandria Va Plant
• Braddock Light & Power Company
• Burton Insulation Company
• Cameron Station Army Depot
• Federal Aviation Assoc.
• Kraft-Murphy Company
• Parkfairfax Housing Project
• Potomac Electric & Power Company
• Potomac River Generating Station
• Shirley Industrial Center
• U.S. Naval Torpedo Station
• Vepco Power Plant
• Virginia Public Service
• Wayne Insulation Company, Inc.

Arlington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Arlington

67 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Arlington County Treatment Plant
• Arlington Navy Annex
• Bilton Insulation & Supply
• Fort Myer
• Samuel Bernstein
• Westinghouse

Blacksburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Blacksburg

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Blacksburg Insulation
• Corning Glass Works

Charlottesville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Charlottesville

27 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Charlottesville and Albermarle Railway Company
• Institute of Textile Technology
• O'Ferral, Incorporated

Chesapeake

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chesapeake

295 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Dominion Virginia Power
• Vepco, Portsmouth Power Station
• Virginia Electric, Portsmouth Power Station
• Volvo of America Corp

Chesterfield

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chesterfield

78 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Chemical Corporation
• Chesterfield Power Sta Nbr 5
• Dutch Gap Powerhouse
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Ed Turner Excavating
• Honeywell

Clifton Forge

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clifton Forge

10 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• C & O Railroad
• Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
• General Electric

Covington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Covington

5-8 Asbestos related deaths (1979-2001)

• Covington Paper Mill
• Frank Lyman
• Hercules, Inc.
• Low Moor Iron Company of Ca
• Virginia Pulp and Paper
• West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company
• Westvaco Plant

Dumfries

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Dumfries

51 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Atlantic Richfield - Cockpit Point
• Possum Point Power Station
• Virginia Electric Power Company

Farmville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Farmville

14 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Banister Pipeline

Franklin

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Franklin

51 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Camp Manufacturing Company
• Chesapeake Camp Corporation
• Comp. Manufacturing Company
• Dominion Energy Inc
• Franklin Paper Mill
• Hercules Powder Company
• NBR Recovery Boiler
• Radford Arsenal
• Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
• Union Camp Manufacturing Company
• Western Craft Corporation

Fredericksburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fredericksburg

63 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• General Motors

Glasgow

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Glasgow

14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Burlington Industries

Glen Lyn

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Glen Lyn

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Electric Power Company
• Appalachian Power Company
• Glen Lyn Plant

Hampton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hampton

411 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bureau Yards and Docks
• Hampton Roads Railway and Electric Company
• Langley Field
• Nasa Langley Station
• Newport News and Hampton Railway Gas and Electric Company
• Newport News and Old Point Railway and Electric Company
• Peninsular Pure Water Company
• Southern Branch
• United States Aviation Gas Plant Langley Field
• Virginia Elec and Power Company
• Virginia Public Service Company
• West Heating Plant

Hopewell

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hopewell

39 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Chemical & Dye Corp
• Allied Chemical Company
• Allied Signal
• American Tobacco Company
• American Water Works & Electric Company
• Atmospheric Nitrogen Corp
• Bermuda Hundred - Plant B
• Celanese Corporation of America
• Chesterfield Plant
• Continental Can Company
• Continental Group
• Dominion Energy Inc
• E. I. Dupont Nemours Powder Company
• Fibers Division Allied Chemical Corp
• Firestone Fiber Plant
• Firestone Synthetic Fibers Company
• Firestone Textile Fibers
• Firestone Tire & Rubber
• Firestone-Synthetic Fibers, Company
• Hercules Powder Company
• Hercules, Inc.
• Hopewell Chemical Plant
• Hummel-Ross Fiber Corporation
• ICI Americas, Inc.
• Mcgraw-Morgan Inc
• National Aniline Division
• Nitrogen Div Allied Chemical and Dye Corp
• Polyester Plant
• Smurfit Stone Container Corporation
• Solvay Process Company

Hot Springs

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hot Springs

1 Asbestos related deaths (1979-2001)

• Virginia Hot Springs, Inc.

Lynchburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lynchburg

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Associated Terminal
• Atomic Energy Division
• Babcock and Wilcox
• B-W Atomic Energy Plant
• Chas V Buqq
• Consolidated Textile Corps
• E. J. Laveno
• Glamorgan Pipe & Foundry Company
• Graves Mill Rd.
• John H. Heald Company
• Lynchburg and Rivermount St. Railway
• Lynchburg Cotton Mill Company
• Lynchburg Foundry Company
• Lynchburg Gas Company
• Lynchburg Railway and Lighting Company
• Lynchburg Traction and Light Company
• Mead Corporation
• Meredith/Burda Inc
• Millstead Boiler & Eng Company
• Monroe Construction
• Naval Nuclear Fuel Division
• Oriskany Ore and Iron Corp
• Paul E. Styles Plastering Company
• Railroad Donnelley

Martinsville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Martinsville

2 Asbestos related deaths (1979-2001)

• Bassett Walker Company
• Dupont Chemical
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
• Fibreboard Container Company
• Walker Knitting Company

Narrows

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Narrows

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Appalachian Electric Power Company
• Celanese Acetate
• Celanese Corp of America
• Celanese Fibers Company
• Foster Wheeler Company

Newport News

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Newport News

482 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Amoco Connecticut
• Amoco Delaware
• Amoco Oil
• Amoco Virginia
• Ashville Mica
• Citizens Railway Light and Power Company
• Consolidated Coal
• Enterprise
• Esso Houston
• Esso New Orleans
• Finback
• Horne Brothers Shipyard
• New York Shipbuilding
• Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
• Newport News Warehouse Corp
• Noland Company
• Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock
• Union Carbide Corporation

Norfolk

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Norfolk

196 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
• Algonquin Apartment
• Allied Chemical Corporation
• Allied Marine Industries
• Ames & Webb Inc.
• Amoco Oil
• Atlantic Fleet Intelligence Center
• B. F. Diamond
• Bay Shore Terminal Company
• Bureau of Steam Engineering
• Bureau of Yards and Docks
• C. E. Thurston & Sons, Inc.
• Chesapeake Transit Company
• City Gas Company
• City Sewerage Pumping Station
• Colonna's Shipyard
• Commonwealth Storage and Ice Company
• Farmers Fertilizer Plant
• General Supply Depot
• Grumman Ecosystems Corporation
• Gulf Refining Company
• Hampton Roads Army Terminal
• Industrial Power Equipment Company
• Insulators Union #83
• L.J. Goetz
• L.S.T. Shipping
• Langley Afb
• Lone Star Cement Corp
• Lyon Shipyard
• Metro Machine Corporation
• N&W Warehouse
• National Bulk Carriers, Inc.
• National Gas and Construction Company
• National Linen Service Company
• Naval Air Station
• Naval Shipyard
• Naval Station Norfolk
• Naval Supply Depot
• Nepco - Lamberts Point Terminal
• Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock
• Norflolk Place Navy Yard
• Norfolk and Portsmouth Traction Company
• Norfolk Creosoting Company
• Norfolk Iron Company
• Norfolk Linen Service Corporation
• Norfolk Naval Air Station
• Norfolk Naval Shipyard
• Norfolk Petroleum Term. Company
• Norfolk Portland Cement Corp
• Norfolk Portsmouth and Newport News Railway and Light Company
• Norfolk Railway and Light Company
• Norfolk Refg'S. Stg. Company
• Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation
• Norfolk Southern Railway
• Norfolk Warehouse Company
• Norfolk Western Railroad
• Northwestern Railroad
• Page Leigh and Grover
• Portsmouth Beltline
• Portsmouth Power Station
• Reeves Ave Station
• Reilly Tar and Chemical Company Republic Creosoting Div
• Roanoke Western Railroad
• Scope Complex
• Seaboard Airline Railroad Company
• Swan & Son Wm H
• Swift & Company
• Thurston C E & Sons Inc
• Tidewater Construction Corporation
• Transco Energy Company
• Union Bag Camp Paper Company
• United States Navy Yard
• US Wood Preserving Company
• Utility Tunnel 4
• Virginia Electric & Power Company
• Virginia Railway and Power Company
• Welding Shipyard

Richmond

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Richmond

64 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
• A.D. Atkinson
• Abermarle Paper Company
• Acands, Inc.
• Allied Chemical Company
• American Cigar Company
• American Oil Company
• American Suppliers Inc
• American Tobacco Company
• Ampthill
• Bandg Olsen Company, Inc.
• Bellwood Printing Plant
• British American Tobacco Company Ltd
• Byrd Airport
• C. E. Thurston & Sons, Inc.
• Caraustar-Richmond Paperboard
• Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
• City of Richmond Electric Company
• Clark Gum Plant
• Concrete Structures Inc
• Darbytown Road Plant
• Department of Public Utilities City of Richmond
• Dupont Rayon Company
• Dutch Gap Power Plant
• E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
• Electrician's Union - Local 666
• Engine Company North 13 Fire Station
• English Sam Inc
• Federal Paperboard Company, Inc
• Fibers Division
• Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
• Flake Board Plant
• Frank H. Hott Company, Inc
• General Motors
• George H. Meyer & Sons
• Green Stemmery Plant
• Halifax Paper Company Inc
• High Point Ave Siding
• Highway Office Building Annex
• Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
• Hotel Richmond Corp
• Hull Street Mill
• J.R. Johnson and Company Inc
• Jos. Mcsweeney & Sons
• Kentucky Tobacco Product Company
• Kingan and Company Ltd.
• Laidlow Mackill and Company
• Lea Industries, Inc.
• Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company
• M W Cosby Transfer & Storage
• Manchester Board & Paper Company
• Mc Graw Morgan Inc
• Mead Corp
• Morrison Mchy Supply Company
• National Linen Service Corp
• O'Ferral, Incorporated
• Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works Company
• Old Hickory Chemical Company
• Philip Morris and Company, Ltd.
• Porter Hayden
• Portsmouth Power Station
• Process Engineering Inc
• Prudential Life Ins. Company
• Redford Brick Company
• Reynolds Metals Company
• Reynolds Painting Plant
• Richmond and Henrico Railway Company
• Richmond Cedar Works
• Richmond City Water Works
• Richmond Cold Storage Company
• Richmond Greyhound Terminal
• Richmond Henrico Railway Company
• Richmond Leaf Department
• Richmond Loco and Mach Works
• Richmond Paperboard
• Richmond Passenger and Power Company
• Richmond Terminal Railway Company
• Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company
• Sam English, Inc.
• Southern Plumbing and Electric Company
• Spruance Plant
• Standard Paper Manufacturing Company
• Stockton Street Plant
• Synthesis Gas Plant
• Texas Gulf Sulphur
• Textile Fibers Plant
• Tredegar Company
• Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
• United States Tobacco Company
• Vepco Power Station 5
• Virginia Electric & Power Company
• Virginia Electric Railway and Development Company
• Virginia Equipment and Supply Company
• Virginia Passenger and Power Company
• Virginia Power & Electric
• Virginia Railway and Power Company
• W S Forbes and Company
• Webb Chemical Company
• West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company
• Westvaco Corporation
• Winco Ellitt Crump Company

Roanoke

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Roanoke

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
• Alsco, Incorporated
• Alton Aluminum Plant
• American Railways. Company
• American Viscose Corporation
• B.F. Parrot Construction
• C.E. Thurston & Son's
• Celanese Fibers Company
• Chemstrand Lab
• Fred Whitaker Company
• Hercules Powder Company
• Industrial Development and Investment Company
• Isabell Porter Company
• Johnson‐Carper Furniture Company
• Kroger Company
• Mundry R E Company
• National Linen Service Corporation
• Nell-O-Teer Construction
• Norfolk & Southern (Railroad)
• Norfolk & Western Railway, East End Pipe Shop
• Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
• Norfolk Southern Corp/East End Shops
• Norfolk Southern Railway
• Ohio Power Company
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Roanoke Cotton Mill Company
• Roanoke Electric Steel
• Roanoke Gas Light Company
• Roanoke Heat Light and Power Company
• Roanoke Railroad Electric Company
• Roanoke Western Railroad
• Shenandoah Valley Manganese Corporation
• Stauffer Chemical Company
• Steel Dynamics
• T F Minter
• Thompson Products Inc
• Thurston C E & Sons Inc
• Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company
• Virginian Team Tracks
• West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company

Saltville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Saltville

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Hydrozine Facilities
• Mathieson Alkali Works Inc
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation

Staunton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Staunton

15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bodley Wagon Company
• J.L. Baugher
• Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company

Waynesboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Waynesboro

60 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Crompton Shenandoah Company
• Crompton Textile Plant
• Dupont Rayon Company
• E.I.Dupont Denemours & Company
• General Electric Control Plant
• Invista, S.A.R.L.
• Waynesboro Plan

West Point

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
West Point

1 to 2 Asbestos related deaths (1979-2001)

• Albemarle-Chesapeake Company Inc.
• Chesapeake Albemarle Corporation
• Mcwilliams and Company
• Saint Laurent Paper
• Smurfit Stone Container
• The Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia

Winchester

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Winchester

16 Asbestos related deaths (1979-2001)

• B & C Baking Corporation
• Brown & Cocharn Baking Company
• Glaize Brothers
• Osullivan Corporation
• San Juan Sugar Corporation
• Winchester Washington City Railway Company

Yorktown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Yorktown

196 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Oil Company
• Amoco Oil Refinery
• BP Amoco Virginia
• Brown & Root Inc.
• Naval Fuel Oil Depot
• Naval Mine Warfare Training Depot
• Navy Fuel Oil Depot
• Old Dominion Chemical Company
• Pan America Refinery
• United States Coast Guard Station
• US Navy Fuel Oil Depot
• Vepco, Yorktown Power Station
• Virginia Electric & Power Company
• Virginia Electric, Yorktown Power Plant
• Western Refining Yorktown Inc.
• Yorktown Refinery

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Virginia

All people who have developed any asbestos-related diseases as a result of occupational exposure are entitled to receive just compensation from their employers. An asbestos claim should be filed within the time limit specified by the State law, which is called the statute of limitations. In Virginia, the people who plan to file an asbestos claim should strictly adhere to the statute of limitations period, which is two years from the date of diagnosis.

In case a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient dies before receiving the compensation, heirs can file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the death of their loved one.

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Eligible Conditions for Asbestos Compensation

Workers, veterans, or family members that experienced past asbestos exposure may first notice some minor symptoms, like shortness of breath. They may attribute such symptoms to other causes, like aging. But, the result of medical checks and investigations can show past asbestos exposure in the workplace has led to a current asbestos-associated disease. If you find yourself in this scenario, the help of counsel experienced in representing asbestos cases is essential. Our lawyers will assist you in navigating the legal system and fighting for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. These are the asbestos diseases approved for asbestos claims:

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Virginia

Current and former residents of Virginia diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as quickly as possible after receiving the diagnosis. The statutes of limitations are only two years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and the time of death (for wrongful death asbestos claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust fund claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the process of filing your asbestos claim.

Bankruptcy trust claims

Asbestos trust funds were set up years ago to pay people that are sick and have been injured by asbestos. However, as asbestos trust funds do not have enough money to pay all asbestos claims fully, they offer a set percentage of the legal demand. But, the funds are typically dispersed faster than in lawsuits. Asbestos trust fund claims are usually handled out of court.

Preparing the claim

The quicker we can get the information from you and get it filed with the asbestos trust funds, the quicker the payment will come. In the beginning, we are on a fact-finding mission, but it's not as intensive as a typical lawsuit would be. It's more of an administrative process.

Gathering the information

Initially what is required from the asbestos trust fund is to prove exposure to that particular's asbestos trust fund product or products and you also have to show that you've been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. First, we will qualify the medical reports. Then, we have to prove how you were exposed: primarily through occupation or secondarily through a family member that you lived with and who worked directly with or around asbestos-containing products. For occupational exposure, you have to tell us where you have worked at and inform us about any products that were in your working environment.

Filing your claim

We make the process simple, and we don't put anything other than the actual necessity on you to provide certain documentation to prosecute your asbestos claim. As soon as we get the necessary information, we can start filing that with the asbestos trust funds and expect payment within a couple of months.

Claim evaluation

Asbestos trust funds usually qualify the asbestos claim and pay it under two processes. "Expedited Review" is based on a minimum set of probable medical and asbestos exposure criteria and applications receive a schedule amount that is not negotiated. "Individual Review" allows for asbestos claim amounts up to a published maximum. Factors that determine the actual amount can include but are not limited to, age at diagnosis, jurisdiction, and the settlement history of your counsel.

Claim payment

Trustees make a determination and decide whether they will or won't pay the asbestos claim. Usually, payment comes within a couple of months, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will benefit from a variable continual cash flow which adds up to a lot over time.

At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we strive to get you the best asbestos claim results possible. To pay out asbestos claims, asbestos trust funds managers rely on something called case valuation matrix. Case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlements values and assigning different values for compensable cancer types. The base dollar amounts vary by state or region because location sets occupational asbestos exposure levels. The table below provides the average settlement values, by disease level, at asbestos trust funds with seven disease levels, as presented in Rand Corporation's report on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.

AVERAGE AMOUNTS PAID BY ASBESTOS TRUST FUNDS

Mesothelioma (Level VIII)
$215,000
Lung Cancer 1 (Level VII)
$40,000
Lung Cancer 2 (Level VI)
$20,000
Other Cancer (Level V)
$22,000
Severe Asbestosis (Level IV)
$42,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level III)
$19,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level II)
$8,000

Disclaimer:  Compensation for your asbestos case will be calculated starting from the base calculation matrix, increasing or decreasing the level of compensation according to the specifics of your case. Factors that can affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to, your location, age, work history, pain and suffering, the asbestos products involved in occupational exposure, and expenses related to your illness. Individual cases vary based on such factors, and previous results don't ensure an equal outcome. The factors specific to your case make it difficult to predict its value before you file an asbestos claim. So, determining how much your case is worth can be a complicated process. If you have any questions about settlements and your legal rights, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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Why Residents in Virginia Choose Us?

We are a team of expert lawyers dedicated to helping individuals affected by mesothelioma or lung cancer across Virginia. We possess the skills and knowledge to proceed with an asbestos claim successfully. We know thoroughly the laws governing the state, which makes us competent in resolving your asbestos claim as rapidly as possible. Moreover, we are compassionate and understand the difficulty you and your family members are facing as a result of your diagnosis. For this reason, we handle each step of the process for you and make the legal actions hassle-free so that you may take care of your health. We possess an excellent track record of success achieved in the majority of cases handled. Our advantages have made our law firm popular among residents of Virginia. Apart from the legal guidance, we can help you find qualified physicians and the best medical treatment in your area.

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